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Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) and Simvastatin

For at least a year or more I've been taking pristiq (generic) and simvastatin at the same time. I felt that the pristiq was no longer working because I was so very tired all of the time. It dawned on me that maybe there was an interaction between taking simvastatin and pristiq at the same time. I took them separately at least 3 hours apart and today have more energy and as the day wore on kept felling better. I know there isn't supposed to be an interaction if you take them together, but I can't help but think there is. Has anyone else taken them at the same time and then stopped taking them together and had better results with not feeling so tired all of the time and listless? ## Hi Karen, I just wanted to add another perspective or insight into your understanding that the...

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Switching from pristiq to generic pristiq

I was switched from Pristiq to generic Pristiq which if I understand right, is really Effexor. Is there a possibility this could be causing my severe fatigue? Has this happened to anyone else out there? ## My Insurance switched me to the generic (not my choice) about 3-4 weeks ago. Depression has been creeping in and I'm pretty concerned. Yesterday/last night was bad. Today was OK but my energy is not what it should be and my thinking/mood is not where it should be. Hoping to switch back but I don't know what is happening with the insurance...there is a $1000 penalty to go back to name brand!! ## Insurance is disgusting!! I actually feel ok depression wise and the fatigue turned out to be something else. I hope you stay stable ## Thanks. I'm glad your medication isn't th...

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prestique

atrial fibrillation ## Pristiq, which contains the active ingredient Desvenlafaxine, is an antidepressant. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, sexual dysfunction and constipation. ## For 18 years I have been taking Prozac. Each time I have attempted to change, under the care of a physician, I've touched the bottom of depression again. During the last several years my dosage has been upped to 40 mg in the AM and 40 in the PM. I've suffered anxiety, expecially upon awakening in the morning. In the last 10 years I've been divorced from a man with passive-aggressive tendancies. I go to a well reputed psychologist,exercise and eat well. I regularly meditate and do daily journaling,etc. I'm now married to a good person. My psychologist, chiropract...

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Pristiq Night Sweats

Hi all, I have been on Pristiq for 5+ years. Soon after I began, I started dealing with night sweats. Not just mild sweat - I'm talking my PJs and sheets are drenched. It is awful! The night sweats have come and go over the years but are currently very bad. I can't seem to get much information on the internet about this side effect being an issue for many people. Has anyone else experienced night sweats from taking Pristiq? ## Hi Erin, According to the manufacturer, sweating is actually one of the most common side effects people experience from taking Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine). However, nih.gov happens to list "sweating" as both a 'general' and 'serious' side effect here: nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a608022.html Have you already made your doctor ...

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Switched from Pristiq to Wellbutrin XL

I'm adding a post to hopefully help someone as reading other people's posts has been very helpful/comforting to me! I have been on 50 mg of Pristiq for 5 years and I just made the transition to Wellbutrin xl at 300 mg. My doc switched me because my libido was becoming obsolete and wellbutrin is not supposed to adversely effect this. He had me start by overlapping the two meds for Week 1...Maintaining 50 mg of pristiq and adding Wellbutrin XL at 150 mg. I felt completely fine, didn't notice anything different. Week 2-I was to go up to 300 mg of Wellbutrin XL and completely stop taking the Pristiq. That didn't work. 1.5 days in I was dizzy, minor brain zap feeling (but not as intense as when i would miss a pristiq pill in the past) feeling super emotional (weepy) so much t...

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Accidentally took a double dose of Pristiq

I am new to taking pristiq and have been taking 100mg for around 3 weeks. Initially my script was for 50mg so I was taking 2. When I got my next script filled I didn't realise they were 100 mg tablets and I accidently took 2 each day for 3 days before I realised they were 100mg, so for 3 days I have taken 200mg rather than 100mg and now I know why I was feeling extremely nauseous and dizzy. I have now just continued taking the 100mg as per normal but am feeling very strange, agitated and dizzy. Has anybody done this before? Should the symptoms settle quickly? ## Hello, Dani! How are you? Yes, the symptoms should settle down, but it may take a week or two. Typical side effects, as listed by the FDA, may include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight changes. If they don...

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pristiq and abilify

I've been on 1mg of ability with 50mg of pristiq mainly for PTSD purposes and my and some of my symptoms have worsened anger,hyper arousal,nightmares etc. I have tried other medications such as Zoloft,Prozac,Welbutrin all with no success or symptoms that became worse. Is there anything else that I could ask my doctor about? ## Hello, Cliff! How are you? Have you ever tried Risperdal? It has successfully helped many people for a variety of mental health issues, including depression, PTSD, schizophrenia and etc. It's very potent so tiny doses are often effective and the FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, somnolence and weight gain. It's an idea to ask your doctor about. Does anyone else have any ideas that may help? ## Try 2 m...

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prestique medication

my dr wants to put me on prestique to help with stress and to help my sex drive ## Pristiq contains the active ingredient Desvenlafaxine, it is an SNRI antidepressant. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, weight gain and dry mouth. You can read more on it here: Sometimes these medications make people suffer from problems with their sex drives, so you should be aware of that. Is there anything else I can help you with? ## I have tried lexapro, prozac, and celexa without much help. I need an anti-depressant that does not negatively affect my sex drive. I feel like i have no sex drive due to meds. I need a an anti-depressant that improves my sex drive. Im 24 I should be thriving. Help. ## my doctor wanted to put me on pristique for depression. he gave me some samples to try...

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prestiq reviews

how long does it take for the effects of prestiq to kick in? ## I dont know how long. Ive taken since Monday (day 6 so far) and havn't gotten anything ## Most medications in this class can take 2 weeks or more until you feel the full beneficial effects. That's generally why your doctor will prescribe it and then ask you to return for another appointment in approximately a month. Some of the most common side effects include: drowsiness, nausea, dry mouth and weight gain. Did you have any other questions? ## I have been on pristiq for about a year or so and so far so good. It took about 3 weeks to start helping.

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pristiq and weight gain

I started pristiq approx 5 weeks ago and altho my doctor assured me that it was a weight neutral drug I have easily gained 12 pounds and right exactly around the middle. I have been very careful not to consume more calories and have even been more active. I am very concerned that the weight gain will continue or will it just become a side effect that the body gets used to and eventually levels out? I do feel so much better on the drug and this has been my only side effect. I have a small frame however, and a dozen pounds all in the same spot is hard to conceal especially in the warmer weather. If anyone has any thoughts on some solutions other than discontinuing the drug I would greatly appreciate the advice. I sure wish that all these antidepressants did not come with some major trade ...

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Weaning off pristiq

I just wanted to tell all of you trying to get off pristiq, its possible. I was on pristiq for severe panic attacks for 6 months. It saved my life. It gave me a chance to slow down my career, gave me a huge wakeup call. This drug put a cloud over my brain. I was not my happy, fun loving self. I was like a step ford wife. You cant wean off this pill. I was on 50mg. I did every other day for a month. Every third day for two weeks then cold turkey. It really was not so bad. I layer on my couch for three days, cried a bit and watched movies. I'm happily on all holistic medications, no longer a slave to pristiq. If I can beat anxiety, anyone can. My biggest advice.. Exercise. Next, surround yourself with positive people. Three, talk out your problems. Good luck. ## Fantastic advice and v...

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Does pristiq ever stop working?

I have been on pristiq for at least 3 years 100 mg per day . I have been doing well with this drug. I take it for anxiety , panic disorder , some depression. But lately I have been feeling a little queasy ( stomach) and feeling somewhat anxious . Not sure what's going on because a close friend of mine died recently in a accident And my wife just got diagnosed with stage 1 liver cancer but it was caught early, She is my rock and love her so much I would die if I ever lost her. Thank you ## Hello, Gary! How are you? I really wish the best for your wife. Medications can become less effective, over time, as our bodies get used to them and coupling that with the stress you're currently under, it makes sense that you could be experiencing more stress and anxiety. At this point, you ma...

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Pristiq - By accident took a double dose today

Hi. I think I took a double dose of my pristiq 100mgs today. I am feeling pretty anxious now as I am worried about what could happen? ## I'm Peter. Accidentally took my wife's prestiq 100mg. What will happen to me today? ## I took double dose of pristiq I have been talking this medication for about 8 or 9 years should I be worried

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pristiq stopped working

Been on this for 2 years and was doing fine but now depressive symptoms back I can function at work but then spend weekend sleeping. I exercise 6 days a week but feel joyless ## Hello, Lola! How are you? What dose are you taking? It is normal for your body to eventually get used to any medication you take for a long period of time and for it to stop working as well for you. The time frame can vary from person to person, so there's no way to say when it will happen. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight changes. Have you consulted your doctor? You may need a dosage adjustment or to try a different medication. ## I've been on pristiq for 8 months. I did improve with depression and anxiety b...

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WENT OFF PRISTIQ SYMPTONS ?

WAS ON PRISTIQ FOR 3 MONTHS AND WENT OFF BECAUSE INS, WON'T PAY. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTONS GOING OFF THE MEDICINE. ## Nausea and vomiting ## i just posted in another forum, but i have now done 2 weeks of 50 mg (down from 100) - i seriously had almost no side effects. The only things i experienced were: 1) very odd, vivid dreams 2) some night sweats 3) first 2 days some zapping in hands and legs with a little numbness - went away completely after 2 days today is the first day with no pristiq altogether. Again no side effects (so far) except the same zapping and numbness i had when i dropped from 100 to 50. I assume the next few days will be the test. I was advised to go to one 50mg every tother day for another 2 weeks but i may just cut off completely now, i don't think I'm too p...

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Tapering dosage pristiq

I have been on pristiq for about 8 years. I'm at 100 mg and have been for some time. I want to drop to 50. Does anybody have experience with this? Also, I have started losing hair after having a full head of nice hair. I know it's due to the pristiq and/or Wellbutrin (buspirone) I take. Can anybody relate? ## Most medications that have an effect on your body chemistry can cause hair loss, according to FDA reports. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache mood changes, and weight changes. Why are you wanting to lower your dosage? What condition was it prescribed to treat? Are you on any other medications?

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Pristiq Withdrawal (waking nightmare)

I have been taking 150 mg of Pristiq for over 5 years. As of 5 days ago, I have completely weened off the drug (with support from a psychiatrist). I have a lot of the common side effects (fatigue, dizziness, "brain zaps", agitation, depression, suicidal thought, nightmares); however, I also feel delusional. It's hard to describe because of how subtle it is. Essentially, everything around me feels amiss. I apologize for the dramatic description, but it's like the feeling of my nightmares is transcending to my waking life. I don't know how else to describe it. I feel like I'm living in a nightmare. Has anyone else experienced something like this? It is agonizing and disturbing. ## Hello, Daniel! How are you doing? Yes, I have! Not with Pristiq, since I've never...

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Pristiq tapering experience

I was on Pristiq for nearly four years to help stabilize my mood (50mg). The drug was fantastic in achieving the result I was looking for and really gave me the space in my head to come to terms with my issues and time to reflect. The side effects for me were weight gain (15kg) and loss of libido but overall a small price to pay. I decided in December to come off the drug and read as much information as I could find, both professional and user opinion. I spoke with my doctor initially and his advice was to take the medication on alternate days. I chose to ignore that advice based on the way I felt if I missed a day and reading others experiences. Against manufacturers advice I decided to cut the tablet and reduce my dose a quarter at a time. To start with I spoke with my family to make ...

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What is Desvenlaflax

I've been taking Pristiq for a long time, understanding there was no generic. I've even spoken to my Dr who prescribed it about a generic not having been released. Today I changed pharmacies, having provided them with my last bottle of Pristiq for all the info. I was given Desvenlaflax, showing it was generic for Pristiq. I'm confused. I'd like to know if this is actually the generic. I'm familiar with Desvenlafaxine but never heard of what I've now been given. Also I know some generics are not as effective as the brand name. If you have any information concerning the efficacy, please provide. ## That is Desvenlafaxine, they just abbreviated it on this refill. The only way to see how it will work for you is by trying it to see. The FDA lists the typical side effe...

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Tingling And Numbness In My Hands And Feet

I have tingling and numbness in my hands and my feet muscles hurt. I am on Pristiq, but it has only been a week. Before that, i was on paxil for concentration and it worked, however now this has come about and i take vicodin for pain, which does help somewhat. ## Pristiq contains the active ingredient Desvenlafaxine, which is an SNRI class antidepressant, these have also been shown to help some people with certain forms of nerve pain, however, it will take about 4 to 6 weeks to reach its full effectiveness in your body. Side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, weight gain and dry mouth. Learn more: Vicodin contains the active ingredients Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen, it is a narcotic pain reliever. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, constipation and dry mouth. Learn mo...

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